Topeka Competition 33

Be amazed what artists can do with clay, fibers, metals, minerals, glass and wood in the Topeka Competition 33 art exhibit.

2Book Topeka: 1893 World’s Fair Exhibit

Discover the excitement and wonder surrounding the World’s Fair: Columbian Exposition and life in the 1890s. View newspapers, illustrations, photographs and ads of the time.

Woven Texture

Discover various artwork from the library’s permanent collection that reference or are influenced by fiber art.

EDGE: On the Verge

Kansas, regional and international artists play with texture and turn textiles into unexpected art objects during our next art exhibit.

Build a Better World

Help create the summer exhibit at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery! Together we will explore our world in the 16th Annual Art Exhibit for Children.

Curate This! A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place the Curate This! art exhibit curated by two Topeka teens is on display in the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery May 6 – July 16, 2017. The exhibit explores the idea that happiness comes from understanding who we are and where we belong in the world.

Ballet Midwest: 40 years and counting

To help celebrate their first 40 years, the library has partnered with Ballet Midwest to showcase their rich history through a selection of photographs, costumes, and props and display in the rotunda. When your here, don’t forget to look up to see more iconic tutus on display!

Beyond Words: Artists’ Books

Sometimes, artistic limitations can foster even greater creativity; when text is minimal or absent, book artists must decide how to tell stories using different tools.

open book

Form Follows Function

Whether they use traditional materials or more modern ones, book artists thoughtfully consider the physical experience of reading the book when making their design decisions.

Words in art: txt me

This exhibit explores the relationship between art and language in multiple and unexpected ways. Consider the use of language and text in art and question how language shapes our encounter with art and the gallery.